Research Analyst, CED

355/CED Research
Arlington, VA or New York, NY
Depends on Experience 
Full Time

About The Conference Board

Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers trusted insights for what’s ahead. Our agenda is simple: to help leaders navigate the biggest issues facing business and better serve society. We believe in innovative approaches that make you think- and act- differently. And everything we do reflects the input of our members and their real-world challenges. 

We do this by delivering business insights. We connect senior executives across industries and geographies to share ideas, and our experts create fact-based research and consensus-driven policy statements to help leaders address their most important business issues.

Because we are independent, non-partisan, and non-profit our work is trusted. If you learned it at The Conference Board you can count on it.

What it’s like to work here:

While it’s serious work to operate a global business think tank, it’s also fulfilling — and fun! Our people enjoy what they do and know their ideas matter. 

We encourage everyone to take personal ownership for outcomes: we collaborate, share a purpose and commit to each other and to our Members. It’s all about doing our very best - which means we succeed as our Members succeed - together we improve society.

The Conference Board invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance with our online application system and would like to request a reasonable accommodation,  please email Alana Trimmier at or call at 212-339-0324. Please indicate your full name, contact information and the specific accommodation needed.

Position Summary: 
Provides support for CED Research process and staff.
Conducts literature reviews and other background research under the direction of senior research staff in support of CED's research products
Synthesizes and summarizes findings of literature reviews for senior research staff
In some instances, an RA may outline or draft portions of CED research products under the supervision of senior research staff
Other duties as required
Publication and Outreach
Plays a major role in the publication of CED statements, briefs, and reports
Prepares documents for distribution to outside audiences, including proofreading, editing and sourcing of citations; conducts detailed reviews of galley proofs of final reports
Prepares and distributes periodic electronic newsletters and blog posts
Other duties as required
Prepares mailings to external audiences in collaboration with other CED staff
Assists in scheduling, planning, and conducting CED meetings and events 
Other duties as required
Essential Functions:
Data collection, analysis, and presentation, including charts
Literature search and summary
Original writing
Knowledge and Skills:
Computer use and software applications
Basic statistics
Basic economics
Education and Experience Requirements: 
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred
Research experience highly desirable
Writing and data analysis and presentation experience
Any internal candidate must first contact Alana Trimmier in Human Resources at